At their last meeting the Blanco Lions Club donated funds to Blanco Boy Scout Troop 497. Present to receive the check were brothers Janos and Derrick Arnosky. The two young men, both Eagle Scouts, gave a fascinating report about the troop’s recent activities. For this year’s current Eagle project, the troop has improved the nature trails at the Blanco State Park. When asked how the Lion’s donation might be put to use, without hesitation Janos replied that they were desperately in need of gasoline money to take the troop to on a camping trip in October.
This is just one example of how the Blanco Lions fulfill their goal of improving quality of life for the citizens of Blanco. Other community projects include college scholarships for graduating seniors and free eye-exams and glasses for school children through Eye Care Associates of Blanco.
The Lion’s scholarship program is funded by game-ball raffles at Blanco High School football games. Last year the Blanco Lions gave out four, $500.00 scholarships. Funds for other charitable contributions are generated from the collection of aluminum cans and cell phones for recycling, and other efforts throughout the year.
A new project, “Stuff the Bus,” which you probably read about in this paper, was successful in providing school supplies for students in need. This project was the brain-child of the new Blanco Lions President, Nan Mikes. Several Texas communities already have a “Stuff the Bus” campaigns. Nan’s vision is to ramp-up the activities of the club with new projects. As a result, you will probably be seeing your friends and neighbors around town in the club’s brightly colored gold and blue vests.
The Blanco Lions meet at 6:30 on the first and third Thursday of each month at Rocking “R” Steak house. Please join us as we share fellowship together and work to help the many good charities and organizations of Blanco.